EU: Colombia seeks Café de Colombia protection
By Alan Osborn | 14 June 2005
Colombia has formally asked the European Commission for the name Café de Colombia to be registered as a Protected Denomination of Origin.
If approved, the move will give Colombian coffee protection from illegal exploitation in international markets.
Brussels said it was the first application ever made for a geographical indication from a third country "underlining that geographical indications can be an instrument for development."
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